Anyone that is interested in the history of slavery in the US should read Thomas Mann’s epic book – “1493”. The author documents a thoroughly researched and interesting history of the Jamestown settlement and the lethal competition between the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French and English in the New World. The work touches on the history of African cultures and explains how slavery impacted South and Central America.
This book is about the “Columbian Exchange” – how the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492, changed the world. It is a fascinating read that offers many potential teaching opportunities.